Rather than taking a look back at the 2013-14 Sabres season, it’s easy to imagine fans in Buffalo preferring instead to close their eyes and look into the future. Naturally there was a lot of movement within a Sabres team that finished dead last in the NHL last year, as Thomas Vanek and Ryan Miller were both dealt mid-season, in addition to Ted Nolan replacing Ron Rolston as head coach, and Tim Murray now in as GM in place of Darcy Regier. During the offseason, the Sabres notably added a pair of character players to the roster in former Habs Brian Gionta and Josh Gorges, while Matt Moulson should help bolster the offense on a team that scored just 157 goals a year ago.

Matt Moulson (LW), Brian Gionta (RW), Josh Gorges (D), Andrej Meszaros (D), Cody McCormick (C), André Benoît (D)

Christian Erhoff (D), Henrik Tallinder (D), Jamie McBain (D), Ville Leino (LW), Cory Conacher (C), Kevin Porter (C), John Scott (LW)

21-51-10, 52 PTS
16th in the East

Cody Hodgson (72 GP, 20 G, 24 A, 44 PTS)
Tyler Ennis (80 GP, 21 G, 22 A, 43 PTS)
Drew Stafford (70 GP, 16 G, 18 A, 34 PTS)